THUNK – 128. Boredom

 

Boredom isn’t just murderously frustrating, it’s a psychological trait with surprisingly far-reaching effects.

-Links for the Curious-

Boredom Proneness Test, by Science of Us – nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/09/how-easily-bored-are-you-take-this-quiz-to-find-out.html

Boredom Proneness – The Development & Correlates of a New Scale (Farmer & Sundburg, 1986) – static1.squarespace.com/static/53a79084e4b01786c921de45/t/53a85547e4b0cd712a48205b/1403540807167/Boredeom+Proneness+-+The+Development+and+Correlates+of+a+New+Scale+%28Farmer+%26+Sundberg%2C+1986%29.pdf

Why boredom is anything but boring (Koerth-Baker, 2016) – www.nature.com/news/why-boredom-is-anything-but-boring-1.19140

The History of Boredom (McRobbie, 2012) – www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/the-history-of-boredom-138176427/

Relations between brain chemistry and problem-solving among rats raised in enriched and impoverished environments (Rosenzweig & Bennett, 1962) – psycnet.apa.org/record/1964-03801-001

Relationships between boredom proneness, mindfulness, anxiety, depression, and substance use (LePera, 2011) –
www.nspb.net/index.php/nspb/article/download/159/88

The Relationships Between Need for Cognition, Boredom Proneness, Task Engagement, and Test Performance (Diehl & Wyrick, 2015) – journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2158244015585606

Cognitive Correlates of Boredom Proneness: The Role of Private Self-Consciousness and Absorption (Seib & Vodanovich, 2010) – www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223989809599295

The Bright Side of Boredom (Elpidorou, 2014) – www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4217352/

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